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Järvenpää
Järvenpää
(Finnish pronunciation: [ˈjærʋemˌpæː]; Swedish: Träskända) is a town and municipality of Finland.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Traffic 4 Culture

4.1 Events

5 Neighbourhoods 6 Politics 7 Management 8 International relations

8.1 Twin towns — Sister cities

9 References 10 External links

History[edit] Järvenpää
Järvenpää
was separated from its parent community Tuusula
Tuusula
in 1951. Järvenpää
Järvenpää
was granted the status of a market town (kauppala) after the separation. Neighbouring districts Kellokoski and Nummenkylä were not added to the municipality of Järvenpää
Järvenpää
and the controversy over the issue still raises blood pressure fifty years later. In the event, Kellokoski remained part of the municipality of Tuusula. Järvenpää was granted full legal town (kaupunki) status in 1967. Geography[edit] Järvenpää
Järvenpää
is located on the Helsinki– Riihimäki
Riihimäki
railway track, some 37 kilometres (23 mi) north of Helsinki. Neighbouring cities are Tuusula, Sipoo
Sipoo
and Mäntsälä. People also refer to Kerava
Kerava
as Järvenpää's neighbour, even though they do not technically share a border, thanks to the one kilometre-wide land area that belongs to Tuusula. Traffic[edit] The railroad goes through the city centre. In addition to the main railway station, there are Kyrölä, Saunakallio, Haarajoki
Haarajoki
and Purola railway stations. The trip to Helsinki
Helsinki
takes about half an hour, whether by rail or road, and to the airport of Helsinki-Vantaa
Helsinki-Vantaa
about 20 minutes. Train connections to the capital are good. Uusimaa's trains leave the main station twice an hour (xx:14 and xx:41), and from other stations once an hour.[6] Culture[edit]

Ainola.

Järvenpää
Järvenpää
is widely known as the location of Ainola, the home of the composer Jean Sibelius. It is sited about two kilometers south of the city centre. The composer moved with his family to the cottage designed by Lars Sonck
Lars Sonck
on September 24, 1904, and he lived there until his death in 1957. Ainola
Ainola
is open for visitors in the summer months as the "museum of Sibelius". Juhani Aho
Juhani Aho
moved with his wife Venny Soldan-Brofeldt to Järvenpää in 1897. They lived for fourteen years in a villa, called Vårbacka, next to the shore of Lake Tuusula. The villa was later called Ahola. Events[edit] Events are held in the Järvenpää-talo (lit. Järvenpää-house) throughout the year: concerts, theatre and art-shows. The favorite-place of children is Pikku-Aino's home, where children can play, make shows and so on. There is a musical event, which is arranged every year, called Puistoblues (fi) (lit. Park Blues). "Blues-week" starts from the "Blues street" of the city centre, and concerts and informal sessions are arranged in bars and restaurants. The main concert is at the end of Blues-week, and is arranged in Vanhankylänniemi on the Saturday. Neighbourhoods[edit] Järvenpää
Järvenpää
is divided into 25 neighbourhoods. The locations of individual neighbourhoods are shown below.

Wärtsilä Nummenkylä Pietilä Haarajoki Jamppa Peltola Isokytö Mylly Saunakallio Sorto Pajala Loutti Pöytäalho Terhola Satumetsä Mikonkorpi Kaakkola Keskus Kinnari Satukallio Vanhakylä Lepola Kyrölä Terioja Ristinummi

Politics[edit]

Järvenpää
Järvenpää
railway station

Helsingintie

Results of the Finnish parliamentary election, 2011
Finnish parliamentary election, 2011
in Järvenpää:

National Coalition Party
National Coalition Party
27.1% Social Democratic Party 21.7% True Finns
True Finns
21.5% Green League
Green League
10.3% Centre Party 6.7% Left Alliance 6.2% Christian Democrats 3,6% Swedish People's Party
Swedish People's Party
0.7%

Management[edit] Järvenpää
Järvenpää
belongs to Uudenmaan vaalipiiri (electoral district of Uusimaa) and its town council has 51 councillors. The town council's political groups (2004-2008) were :

Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue (The Social Democratic Party of Finland) (14 councils), Kokoomus (The National Coalition Party) (13), Järvenpää 2000 Plus (7), Keskusta (The Centre Party) (7), Vihreä liitto (The Green League)[7] (4), Vasemmistoliitto (The Left Alliance) (3), Kristillisdemokraatit (Christian Democrats) (1), Suomen kommunistinen puolue (Communist Party of Finland) (1), Liberaalit (Liberals) (1).

The president of the council was Ari Åberg (Kokoomus).[8] International relations[edit] Main article: List of twin towns and sister cities in Finland Twin towns — Sister cities[edit] Järvenpää
Järvenpää
is twinned with:

Vác, Hungary Rødovre, Denmark Lørenskog, Norway Täby, Sweden Jõgeva County, Estonia Volkhov, Russia Buchholz in der Nordheide, Germany Pasadena, California, USA Ho, Ghana

References[edit]

^ "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.  ^ "Ennakkoväkiluku sukupuolen mukaan alueittain, elokuu 2017" (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 18 October 2017.  ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.  ^ "Population according to age and gender by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 28 April 2009.  ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2011". Tax Administration of Finland. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.  ^ Railway timetables Archived November 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Tervetuloa! - Järvenpään vihreät ry". Jarvenpaanvihreat.fi. Retrieved 2014-02-26.  ^ Statistic Finland
Finland
municipal election results. (2004)

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Järvenpää.

Järvenpää
Järvenpää
travel guide from Wikivoyage Town of Järvenpää
Järvenpää
– Official site Puistoblues festival

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Municipalities of Uusimaa

Municipalities

Askola Espoo Hanko Helsinki Hyvinkää Ingå Järvenpää Karkkila Kauniainen Kerava Kirkkonummi Lapinjärvi Lohja Loviisa Mäntsälä Myrskylä Nurmijärvi Pornainen Porvoo Pukkila Raseborg Sipoo Siuntio Tuusula Vantaa Vihti

Former municipalities

Bromarv Degerby Ekenäs Ekenäs landskommun Haaga Huopalahti Hyvinkään maalaiskunta Karis Karjalohja Kulosaari Liljendal Lohjan kunta Nummi Nummi-Pusula Oulunkylä Pernå Pohja Porvoon maalaiskunta Pusula Ruotsinpyhtää Sammatti Snappertuna Tenala

Uusimaa Finland

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 238747782 GND: 4333261-4 BNF:

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